Sacramento New Grad RNs.... Are You Having A Difficult Time Landing A Job? - page 4

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  1. by   Oranges3420
    A Sutter recruiter (in Sac) told me they just hired a couple of Dec '07 grads, so all hope is not lost! Sonora is hiring new grads - they have a ton of M/S positions I saw on their website and are encouraging new grads to apply. I can't go up there - toooooo far but someone else may!
  2. by   LindseymayRN
    i have applied and went to so many interviews in the sacramento and stockton area....its always the same stuff about there are no new grad positions available or we went with someone with more experience..... i ended up finding a job at a skilled nursing facility where i am able to better my skills with passing meds, g tubes, charting and i have 25 patients everyday.... i am still looking for jobs at hospitals.... but if you are having trouble finding a job maybe try a nursing home.... i never thought i would be working geriatrics but its great experience... and they love to have new nurses!!!:redpinkhe
  3. by   darcicat
    I know that job hunting in Sacramento has not been fun lately, but in an ideal situation, what hospitals actually have new grad programs? Are there any with nurse residency programs? Where is the best place for a good/long orientation? I am less concerned with pay and more concerned with making the transition from school to work an easy process.
  4. by   CityKat
    Quote from darcicat
    I know that job hunting in Sacramento has not been fun lately, but in an ideal situation, what hospitals actually have new grad programs? Are there any with nurse residency programs? Where is the best place for a good/long orientation? I am less concerned with pay and more concerned with making the transition from school to work an easy process.
    I know that NYP Cornell and Columbia have excellent training programs for new grads. So does NSLIJ on the island.
    I've interviewed with NSLIJ and I worked at NYP Cornell.
  5. by   caliotter3
    The subacute units of long term care facilities offer good experience opportunities often overlooked by new grads. Better to get a job in a long term care facility than to be unemployed. Nothing says you can't continue looking for a hospital job or another type of position while you gain experience in LTC.
  6. by   CityKat
    Oops, I was thinking when I looked at your profile, that you were looking in NYC. OBVIOUSLY I didn't read the topic of the thread when I opened it in my email, I just responded.
    Sorry in advance....
  7. by   darcicat
    hahah, no prob. Yeah, NYC seems to have a lot more programs, but most of the city ones are really hard to get into or on a hiring freeze too.
  8. by   CityKat
    In NYC, really? I know that here in CA, the training programs are happening only 2x per year and the amount of graduates the CA schools are putting out, is double. Arnold S. decided to pour money into nursing schools, thinking it would clear up the shortage. Not recognizing that the hospitals would have the same number of spots available. DUH! Makes no sense. Now the bay area is saturated with new graduates, some like myself, looking for a year to find work. I happened to luck out, really.
    Find a job out here before you move, you'll regret it if you come out here and you have to pay ridiculously high rent and cannot find yourself a job.
    Take it from me, it happened to me. I moved from NYC too.
    Last edit by CityKat on Nov 1, '08
  9. by   Loving.Very.Nice
    My classmates and I graduated from WCC's LVN-RN program in Sac on Oct. 17, 2008. We continue to get rejection letters even though our graduating class has a total of 80 yrs of LVN experience (from LTC to Med/Surg). I guess we need to go back to LTC, again, b/c the hospitals have phased out our old positions.
    :deadhorse
  10. by   dmskoka
    Quote from Nurse K8
    Medical Nerd- If at all possible, pick up and internship/externship while in nursing school. All of my classmates that had one were offered a job upon graduation. I did not have one and am still looking for a job (graduated in May).....

    Good luck-

    Kate
    Thanks for the info. I am hoping to start an accelerated program next May, I just went to the info meeting.. in the san fran bay area and the director said that she is getting her students to start handing out there resume in January and they are graduating in May.. The programs I am applying for are super accelerated. It doesn't sound like you would be able to do any intership.. The last 6 weeks of the program you have a senior program where you work under someone in the hospital.. I have and am volunteering for a hospital since 2004.. Do you think that would help? The nurses do like me and the volunteer department has helped me with letters of recomendation to various nursing programs.
    Thanks
  11. by   Kaiserstudent
    I wonder how many new grads there are that have been out for a year and still haven't gotten a job.

    ...this makes my stomach turn.
  12. by   Loving.Very.Nice
    news channel 13 finally reported on the difficulties of sacramento new grad rn's having a tough time getting a job.
    i'm glad to see some truth in the news, instead of journalists reporting nursing as being recession proof.
    here is the link:
    http://cbs13.com/local/nursing.jobs.becoming.2.934391.html
    Last edit by Loving.Very.Nice on Feb 13, '09 : Reason: redundent wording
  13. by   youknowho
    Finally, like the above poster said "truth in the news"!! This is true all over CA, not just Sac.
    Last edit by youknowho on Feb 13, '09 : Reason: typo

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